An enslaved man named Gabriel plotted to storm Virginia's capital with a 1,000-man army. Historians say he almost succeeded.

Despite a century-long debate about the safety of youth football, not much has changed.

  • Ryan Swanson
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To really understand America, we need to understand the true beginnings of slavery.

  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
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The Wild West Festival should not be forgotten.

  • Michael J. Kramer
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The history that made the show possible would ground it and create new storylines.

  • Evelyn Blackwood
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The rule would allow for indefinite detention of migrant children and remove oversight of the conditions faced by them.

  • Marshall Fitz
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Technical solutions can't solve entrenched problems — and can worsen inequality.

  • Michael Stauch
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An $8.2 million project is underway to restore — and reclaim — the famous monument from the ravages of nature.

History shows that keeping Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib out of Israel is likely to advance their cause.

  • Matthew Davidson
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The Mayflower is the center of our founding myth. But the slave ships arrived first.

  • Ed Simon
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The politics of fear can’t solve the challenges of our time.

  • Derek Chollet
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In 1867, President Andrew Johnson agreed to pay $7.2 million to Russia for Alaska. Newspapers were merciless in deriding the purchase.

The reasons are both spiritual and political.

  • Dan Hummel
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Addressing health inequality requires more than just access.

  • Caitjan Gainty
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Columbia Hospital for Women, which provided groundbreaking maternity care to generations of women, is still missed 17 years after closing its doors.

Enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown. Their descendants have led the fight for freedom.

  • Amanda Brickell Bellows
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"Fjord to Trump: Drop dead" is a play on a headline from when then-President Gerald Ford refused to bail New York City out of bankruptcy in 1975.

The cruelties of the Dozier School for Boys are the basis of “The Nickel Boys,” which Barack Obama put at the top of his summer reading list.

Conditional inclusion for "model minorities" perpetuates enduring forms of racial exclusion.

  • Sarah Miller-Davenport
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Yesterday’s “good" immigrant can turn into tomorrow’s radical.

  • Faith Hillis
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